Posts from — March 2011
Sorry for the late post but Lovely is exhausted after an amazing time at the NY Magazine Wedding Event last night. We had a clever little homage to the Royal Wedding where we handed out paper crowns to girls who made appointments at Lovely. We think every bride should be treated like royalty! Check out our cute Cassandra at our booth. Too bad we forgot a nice camera…sorry for the iphone pics!
We made the two posters, including Keep Calm and Marry On. Would you like one? Email us at email@example.com and we’ll send you the high res file. You can print it at a copy shop for under $20 and have a cute little British homage at your wedding or bridal showers!
Creating a stunning backdrop for your wedding cake will completely transform your space. By using mercury glass accents, strands of pearls and lace this cake looks absolutely exquisite. This is a lovely way to make your wedding feel effortless, yet elegant and romantic.
Photo Credit: My Sweet & Saucy
Excuse our pun but we love these custom totes by The Wedding Chicks. A perfect gift for the bride-to-be or for the wedding party. And, how about those bow-tie t-shirts for the groom or groomsmen?! We’re smitten with the items this little shop has to offer. Which tote would you choose?
Sathya and Sreenu celebrated their wedding in enviably elegant and festive style with a stunning Indian ceremony and reception. Surrounded by overjoyed friends and family, the happy couple wed in the Hudson Valley and had their special day photographed by the talented Rachel Hulin of Bird in the Hand Weddings. From the traditional ceremony to the summer-perfect reception, theirs is a wedding you’ll have to visit over and over just to make sure you catch all of the incredible details. Sathya, a fashion designer, even created the pattern for a custom sari that suited her glowing personality best and looked positively radiant in her wedding day design.
Lovely: Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.
Sathya: So as a child, my understanding of a wedding was limited fairy tales and there was never any question that a bride would wear white. When I realized that I was going to be marrying an Indian man, the white dress was just not an option and try as I did to get used to the idea of wearing a heavy Indian outfit, I couldn’t. So I worked with my patternmakers to fashion a dress/sari of sorts that would help me fuse that gap between my fantasies and my culture and in the end we were able to preserve that timeless silhouette.
Lovely: What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding? The location was the most important thing. We fell in love in Hudson, got engaged under a waterfall in Cairo, NY and wanted to continue that tradition with our wedding. We also wanted to share the magic of this place with our friends and family.
Sathya: Aside from that, we wanted incredible Indian food, the best music, our dj actually came in from Chicago, Jesse de la Pena, and gorgeous flowers. I also wanted the feeling of American countryside meets Indian village in a festival of color and warmth.
Lovely: What was the most memorable moment?
Sathya: It was such a beautiful dream, I was in a daze throughout the day. I would say, when the veil was lifted from between us during the ceremony and I got to see Sreenu on the mandap for the first time.
Lovely: If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?
Sathya: Enjoy the moment. I worked on details until the day before the wedding and it left me exhausted. Whatever doesn’t get done, let it go. Regardless, everyone will have fun and be merry!
DRESS DESIGNER: Sathya Yedavalli, Lakum (the bride)
ACCESSORY DESIGNERS: Sathya Yedavalli (the bride)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Bird in the Hand Weddings
FLORIST: Steven Bruce Design
WEDDING PLANNER: Tammy Baldwin, Charmed Places
CATERING: Shreekant Dhyani, Baluchi’s
It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. - Elizabeth Taylor
Registry Giveaway from Williams-Sonoma – Thanks, Once Wed!
Purchase a darling print - help Japan. It’s a win-win, lovelies
Wouldn’t these be adorable in bright colors for ‘maids at a summer wedding? Invite the ladies over for craft night!
Favors worthy of the local Farmer’s Market at your wedding? Genius.
Daring ideas for a spring or summer bride: Tory’s guide to the “it” polish colors of the season
A white wedding that will make you melt. Whoa.